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MoneyMansion that inspired 'Gone With The Wind' to be auctioned

19:45  25 june  2019
19:45  25 june  2019 Source:   patch.com

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COVINGTON, GA -- The mansion that inspired 12 Oaks in " Gone With The Wind " will be auctioned Thursday, with starting bids, according to its Realtor.com listing, to begin at US million. The home includes 12 bedrooms and 12 and a half baths, and was built in 1836.

Images: Target Auction . Film, literature, and history buffs with a fancy for antebellum architecture, heads up: Your chance to own a colossal mansion that inspired Gone With the Wind is on the horizon. About 40 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, in Covington, a 10,000-square-foot

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COVINGTON, GA -- The mansion that inspired 12 Oaks in "Gone With The Wind" will be auctioned Thursday, with starting bids, according to its Realtor.com listing, to begin at US$1 million. The home includes 12 bedrooms and 12 and a half baths, and was built in 1836.

According to WSB, the Munn family has decided to sell the home, which writer Margaret Mitchell found as an inspiration for a home that she included in her world-famous novel. Mitchell saw a photo of the home in a 1939 Atlanta Journal, and she sent it to the producers of the film, saying, “I like this for Ashley’s home.”

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The Georgia mansion that inspired the Tara plantation house in the movie ' Gone With the Wind ' has been listed for sale. It didn't occur to the author that her Twelve Oaks is now up for auction , through Dewey Jacobs of Target Auction and Land Company, Inc, with bidding open through July 25, 2019.

The Georgia Mansion That Inspired " Gone With the Wind " Heads to Auction . Duration: 01:18 6/27/2019.

The Munns have turned the home into an award-winning bed and breakfast. According to the business' website, Judge John Harris built the home as his town house in 1836. He owned a large plantation near Covington that was pilfered by federal troops in 1864 when they were beginning Sherman’s march to the Sea. The Atlanta History Center has journal entries from Sherman and Harris describing details of Sherman’s 30-day stay at the Harris Plantation.

After the Civil War and the property exchanging owners, Robert Franklin Wright bought the property for $1,000. He and his Salina named the house The Cedars, refurbished the interior and added a boxwood garden to the rear of the mansion.

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The Georgia mansion that inspired the Tara plantation house in the movie Gone With the Wind has been listed for sale. Photo: Target Auction . Twelve Oaks is now up for auction , through Dewey Jacobs of Target Auction and Land Company, Inc, with bidding open through July 25, 2019.

After a m facelift the mansion that inspired the Wilkes plantation in ' Gone with the Wind ' is up for auction . Author of original text for ' Gone with the Wind ' came across a photo of the home in the 1939 Atlanta Journal. She told producers of the film adaptation that she liked it for the home of Ashley

In 1903 they sold the home to Nathanial Turner, an affluent cotton broker who owned Covington Mills. The home eventually acquired a new name, Whitehall.

"Gone With The Wind" world-premiered in Atlanta at Loews Theater on Jan. 17, 1940.

  • Address: 2176 Monticello St SW, Covington, Georgia
  • Price: US$1,000,000
  • Square Feet:
  • Bedrooms: 12
  • Bathrooms: 12 Full and 1 Half Baths
  • Built: 1836
  • Features: AUCTION - Twelve Oaks Inspiration of Gone With The Wind will be offered at a Special Auction Thursday July 25th at 2:00pm (ET). Starting bid will be $1M and Auction will be held onsite. $10, 000 cashier's check will be required to bid. $2M renovation was completed in 2017. In January of this year, Chubb Masterpiece Group estimated the cost to rebuild at over $6.3M. Agents Protected - 3%. Please visit TargetAuction.com for more details.

This listing originally appeared on realtor.com. For more information and photos, click here.

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